apostasy


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Synonyms for apostasy

an instance of defecting from or abandoning a cause

Synonyms for apostasy

the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)

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the act of abandoning a party for cause

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The letter inquired whether judicial proceedings or actions have been carried out to limit the impact of fundamentalists and any other measures to take legal provisions on the criminalization of apostasy, consistent with international human rights law.
Yes, we Cypriots are the victims of the apostasy of 1965 in Greece, when a few members of parliament defected from Enosis Kentrou, the party of George Papandreou (1888-1968), diminishing public order in the process.
While apostasy is normally thought to be the act of leaving one's faith, there appear to be other interpretations as well.
According to the UN Assistance Mission she was tried in a sharia court for apostasy, after which she was tortured for five days before the militants - also known as Isis or Isil - sentenced her to public execution.
It added in a report about its work and achievements that it was coordinating closely with the telecommunication and information technology commission to block and shut down pornographic sites as well as sites that promote apostasy and atheism.
Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a British religious freedom advocacy group, has called for the annulment of the sentence and the release of Ibrahim, while Amnesty International said adultery and apostasy should not be considered crimes.
KHARTOUM - Sudanese authorities have refused to register a political party based on the ideas of a peaceful Muslim activist who was hanged for apostasy, his daughter said on Sunday.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed "a rebel battalion leader, accusing him of insulting God and of apostasy," AFP quoted the opposition so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying on Wednesday.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict version of sharia, or Islamic law.
A Printing and Press Court judge surprised a courtroom full of people when he postponed the trial of a Yemeni blogger being tried as journalist for apostasy.
Larson believes that the Catholic failure to embrace poverty of spirit has resulted in massive apostasy characterized by "the worship of non-being" (p.
Josh 24:13), and the consequences of apostasy had been expressed as the reversal of these gifts: "You shall build a house, but not live in it.
threatened to incite Afghans to kill Rahman if he [was] freed, saying he is clearly guilty of apostasy and deserves to die," reported an AP dispatch from Kabul.
President Khatami has again criticized the court that initially issued Aghajari's death sentence, saying the professor had done more for the country than "that inexperienced judge who unjustly accused him of apostasy.
In the 193 0s, during Egypt's all too brief "liberal interlude" that ended with the rise of Nasser, Hussein too was accused by clerics of apostasy.